There's progress at the Concord House. My Charles and I went down there this weekend and packed up more stuff and checked out what's been done. Two of the three bedrooms and the living room have been painted and the carpeting pulled up to expose the wood floors. Both bathrooms have been gutted and completely redone. All that's left are the den, kitchen, and the third bedroom.
It's glorious to see things moving along. There is still a lot of STUFF to deal with, but we're dealing with it. My Charles and I are keeping two pieces, and when they're in their new home, I'll share photos. My Charles' brother is keeping more of the furniture, but there are tons of pieces that we don't want. Hooray for thrift stores!
My Charles is very pleased to see his childhood home turning into a place it's never been before. All of the walls are going matte beige with bright, glossy white trim. The varnish on the floors has yellowed a bit with age, but it's in very good shape, as they've been covered in carpet as long as they've existed. In the process of updating, we found that all of the closets have cedar plank floors -- very nice, and while the house isn't huge, the updates and bathroom and kitchen remodels should fit a first time home buyer's dream quite well. A silly bit of me will be sad to see the garish wallpaper in the kitchen leave, but I'm grateful we don't have to take it down. It's as attached to the wall as it was in 1960-whenever when it was first put up. Thank goodness for the efficient work of Bob the handyman!
I haven't taken photos of the updates, as I discovered that none of the rooms, other than the kitchen, have lights. Back when the house was built, I guess they were way into swagged chandeliers. Even with the sun streaming through the windows, there wasn't enough light to take shots. Maybe I'll succeed next trip.
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